Re: Giant Locked drivers

From: Ed Maste <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:44:41 UTC
On Wed, 16 Nov 2022 at 05:43, Gary Jennejohn <> wrote:
> grep -i giant /var/run/dmesg.boot
> WARNING: Device "consolectl" is Giant locked and may be deleted before
> FreeBSD 14.0.

For vt consolectl is implemented in sys/dev/vt/vt_consolectl.c. It
implements two ioctls: CONS_GETVERS (which returns a constant version
number) and CONS_MOUSECTL (for mouse events, from e.g. moused). What
FreeBSD version are you running? NYC*BUG's dmesgd turns up consolectl
Giant warnings only for 12.x and 13.0.